I am back after a hiatus, during which I fulfilled some family obligations, celebrated festivals, and went on a vacation (more on that soon). I started learning Spanish on DuoLingo and am now exploring other sources to build on my interest. My other literary pursuits also slowed down in the past 2 months though I did read and review some great books on Reedsy. In the meanwhile, I got news that one of my poems will feature in an upcoming anthology.
When I finally decided to return to the world of micro poetry, I checked my favorite prompt masters on Twitter. The first one I read resonated with my current state and I penned down words that I share in this post. I hope to return to writing with more frequency but here also I may just stop and wander a little, and come back with words that help me write better.
Another chance at hello To greet myself For I have been lost In the maze of daily runs From pillar to post Wanting just a bit more Out of life, never satisfied Until I took a moment To stand by the window, A warm cup in hand Wrapped in thoughts That whispered, ‘It’s time to slow down It’s a reminder to stop!’
I want to write but how do I In the cacophony of turmoil The daily grind refuses to end In lost tranquility, amidst anxiety Thoughts are tangled, jumbled Words lie shattered, untended Unspoken, crushed, defeated At the bottom of the vessel Crumbling like sand, alluring, Yearning, yet to be embraced By the ocean waves, encased Lingering for a chance to blaze As treasures that can only elate
Consume me whole Like the ocean gulps down That flamboyant orb Easing its pain The lavish burn from within Letting it settle Amongst corals and pearls In a soothing embrace The ashes submerge Then slowly emerge In a million starlights Flickering silica spreads Across a sleeping world
In the golden creases On your forehead In silver laugh lines Shines a love for life Replayed in luminuous eyes The sonorous murmurs Of a cosmos, brimming With vigor eons ago; Today, its chest heaves With the weight of leaves Of a beige autumn in tow
In my slumber I captured dreams Brightly lit Forever glowing; Set them in fragile jars Watered with teary prayers; They found roots Spiraling shoots Thrived in silence Reminder of all that can be If we bestow our hopes Fertile space in waking hours Can light up darkest paths